for lots of reasons, but mainly for the diverse range of productions they bring to our doorstep.

This being one Merely Theatre in association with The Production Exchange present Twelfth Night and Romeo & Juliet on 22nd –  23th May 2017

Brought to you by Merely Theatre as they embark on second national tour of genderblind work with two of Shakespeare’s best loved shows performed in rep: Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night. Presented in Merely Theatre’s signature stripped-back style, the plays overflow with energy and urgency, seeking to blow the cobwebs off Shakespeare.

The “Twist”

Merely’s productions are raucous and joyous, stirring and visceral. Merely’s commitment to gender-blind practice means actors rehearse their five-hand productions in male-female pairs, generating twice the amount of ideas for each role, while halving the rehearsal time for each individual. A man and a woman play each set of parts alternately across the venues on the tour; a male Juliet, a female Malvolio – any combination is possible.

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Reviews include

“This is how Shakespeare should always be done – energetic and enthralling, with a cast of exceptional talent.”

★★★★★ Marni Appleton


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